Out in the past


Out in the Past is a heritage project that has been running since 2003. The project includes guided tours, which take place in Manchester city centre, charting over 200 years of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life in Manchester.

The trail has rainbow tiles located across the city marking key sites from LGBT history. The project has proved successful and has attracted visitors from across the world participating in the trails.

Hear key facts and amusing stories of Manchester’s LGBT history from the past 200 years. The trail incorporates a variety of sites including Mantos, the Village’s first openly gay bar and the statue of Alan Turing, the WW2 mathematician famously persecuted for his homosexuality.

Public Tours

The next public trail will be on Sunday 28 August 2011, 15:00

The trail will leave from the Tourist Information Centre at Piccadilly Plaza on Portland Street.


To reserve your place for the public tour call Manchester Tourist Information Centre on 0871 222 8223 or send an email to touristinformation@marketingmanchester.com

Groups of 10+

Groups of 10+ should contact the festival office on 0161 831 7700 or email Darren Adams.

If you wish to make a booking for your local group, school or university, please contact the Manchester Pride office for further information.


Manchester Pride, Suite 9c Manchester One, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LF
Registered Charity 1117848    Phone 0161 831 7700    Fax 0161 713 3282

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